Although Dynjandi is not a waterfall visited by the masses, in our opinion, it is definitely and by far one of the most monumental waterfalls in Iceland and can be rivalled only by the notorious Seljalandsfoss.

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A considerable disadvantage for many tourists, and a great advantage for many other tourists and local wildlife alike, is the fact that Dynjandi lies in a fairly remote part of the Westfjords. But just the drive here through the desolate landscape of the specatcular sea bays is definitely worth it.

In Icelandic, the word Dynjandi means something like "thundering" or "roaring", and accurately describes the noise and majesty of the waterfall. You will also occasionally come across the name Fjallfoss, the mountain waterfall.

7 cascades, 150 metres

The Dynjandisá River meanders peacefully through the peaceful mountain landscape until it touches the edge of a 150-metre-high cliff above the Dynjandisvogur Sea Fjord. From there, it falls with a deafening roar down a total of 7 cascades, which in a way form 7 separate waterfalls, into the sea.

The monumentality of Dynjandi is enhanced by its gradual widening. While at its steepest and highest upper passage it is 30 metres wide, at the lower, gentler passage it widens to 60 metres.

The 7 cascades are named from the top down as follows: Dynjandi, Bæjarfoss, Hundafoss, Hrísvaðsfoss, Göngumannafoss, Strompgljúfrafoss and Hæstajallafoss.

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Hiking trail and views

You can hike up a steep but quite comfortable trail to the base of the highest cascade, Dynjandi. You can see the most massive part of the waterfall from a few metres away, and you'll also get spectacular views of the entire Dynjandisvogur Fjord.

The trail is 750 metres long in one direction and covers an elevation gain of about 105 metres.

How to get there?

Although Dynjandi Waterfall is located in a remote and desolate area of the Vestfirðir peninsula, it is quite easy to reach by car and cannot be missed. It's only about 250 metres from road number 60, which runs through the entire Westfjords area.

From Reykjavík to the falls you will travel 366 km along this route (google.com/maps)You can continue on to Ísafjörður, where boats sail to Iceland's most remote peninsula. Hornstrandir. Road number 60 is partly dirt/gravel, but passable for all types of cars during the summer.


The nearest normal village, Þingeyri, is 21 km from Dynjandi and has perfect Hotel Sandafell with prices around 110 eur per night, which is very reasonable for Iceland.

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